Tag Archives: popcorn


27 Apr

UntitledI am actually sorta surprised that it has taken so long for this to happen.  In the ten or so people I had sample this, they all immediately thought I had given them Smart Food.

Everyone loves that white cheddar popcorn so it’s only natural that someone would come out with their own.  Now I didn’t do a side by comparison but I (and all testers) absolutely adored this snack.  It’s light and addictive and omg-the-bag-is-empty.

I found it at my new favorite store, Minyard’s Sun Fresh.   They have other flavors too so I will be reviewing those in the coming days and weeks.

This bag and Netflix?  Fuggheddabouit.

Cracker Jack prizes SUCK

15 Aug

I love movies.   Even old ones.  Did you ever see A CHRISTMAS STORY ??  (you’ll shoot ya eye out kid!)

In old movies, or movies set “back in the day” they always talked about CRACKER JACK prizes.

I bring this all up because I bought some Cracker Jack the other day and the prize inside was the suckiest-suck-that-ever-sucked-a-suck.

It was a mini-comic-booklet giving me a history lesson on Abraham Washington or some presidential dude.


Sorry—but I was told there would be DECODER RINGS or some other kind of bad-assery in this here bag of delicious kernals.

What is the gag?  I mean did Hollywood dream up that cool prize stuff?

A quick search of eBay tells me I was right.   You can find some pretty cool and interesting vintage Cracker Jack prizes for sale there.


Plastic rings and charms, wacky tattoos books, magnifying glass, whistles, metal miniature guns and other trinkets.   METAL trinkets for God’s sake!   And I couldn’t find ANYONE on ebay selling the STUPID “prize” I got, so it’s obviously not valuable-not a trinket-not cool and made of metal or shaped like a monkey-I GOT SCREWED!

On the other hand, Cracker Jack is considered to be the first “Junk Food” .    But I could hardly care about that because I wanted a damn jet pack or decoder-ring!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goodbye Cracker Jack – HELLO Crunch n Munch.   At least you keep it REAL.


23 Sep
moviefood by Junk Food Critic
moviefood, a photo by Junk Food Critic on Flickr.

Went to the movies the other night. Spent 10 bucks on the ticket. Spent 11 bucks on a small popcorn and large soda.

This is INSANE. And I am not even drinking my beloved DR PEPPER. Most of these places only carry COCA-COLA products, which means it’s PIBB XTRA for me

(which I will admit I like, because it tastes like Dr Pepper…duh)

But looking at that sign, just sort of puts things in perspective.

Minimum wage is the price of a large theatre soda. That is just SAD.